1. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…

  2. Tim McGraw Takes Jessica Andrews On Tour

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four years ago, an unknown kid named Jessica Andrews launched her first tour with Faith Hill. In June, a much better known Andrews will be touring with Hill's husband, Tim McGraw. The artist has been Four years ago, an unknown kid named Jessica Andrews launched her first tour with Faith…

  3. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines

    April 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Essence Awards, Johnny Cash, The Vines Alicia Keys, India.Arie, and Janet Jackson will be honored at this year's Essence Awards, to be taped May 31 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and air June 6 on Fox. Jackson will receive the magazine's "entertainer of…

  4. Billboard Bits: DMB, Hip-Hop Nation, MCA/Victory

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Hip-Hop Nation, MCA/Victory Dave Matthews' strained vocal chords have forced the postponement of Dave Matthews Band shows scheduled for last night (April 15) and tonight at New York's Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the postponed gigs will be honored…

  5. Billboard Bits: Lenny Kravitz, Virgin, Radiohead

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lenny Kravitz, Virgin, Radiohead Lenny Kravitz has rescheduled his Japanese tour, originally due to begin last weekend, for the fall. No reason was given for the change in dates, which were to have preceded an extensive summer North American tour with Pink and Abandoned Pools in tow.…

  6. Here Be Monsters

    April 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Of the newest batch of British imports, singer/songwriter Ed Harcourt may be the easiest to overlook, if only because he doesn't wear surgical masks in concert à la Clinic, and he doesn't follo Of the newest batch of British imports, singer/songwriter Ed Harcourt may be the easiest…

  7. Poll: Fans Split On Rage's Future

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT There's no quick remedy fans can offer the remaining members of Rage Against The Machine now that former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has exited the picture, according to a Billboard.com poll. There's no quick remedy fans can offer the remaining members of Rage Against The…

  8. Billboard Bits: Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Gaye/Aaliyah, R. Kelly, & More Nona Gaye has been added to the cast of the sequels "The Matrix: Reloaded" and "The Matrix: Revolutions" in a role that was to be filled by the late singer/actress Aaliyah. Gaye is in production on the project in Australia with…

  9. Billboard Bits: Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Olivia Newton-John, Hendrix Tom Waits will make a rare television performance appearance May 8 on CBS' "Late Night With David Letterman," the day after Anti Records' release of his new albums, "Alice" and "Blood Money." Although Waits…

  10. Fan Fair Lineup Expands

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nashville's Fan Fair 2002 has added a host of artists to its immense roster of previously announced talent. Alabama, Bill Anderson, David Ball, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery G Nashville's Fan Fair 2002 has added a host of artists to its immense roster of…

  11. Billboard Bits: 98 Degrees, Kevin Hearn, Napster

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 98 Degrees, Kevin Hearn, Napster Boy band 98 Degrees, currently on a self-imposed hiatus, will release a career retrospective compilation May 7 on CD and DVD. "98 Degrees: The Collection" will draw tracks from each of the band's four studio albums, while the DVD adds …

  12. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

  13. This is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies & the Kinks

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST On this entertaining tribute, Ray Davies himself covers his own "Waterloo Sunset," while the non-Kinks participants deliver imaginative choices—which, for better or worse, tend to be in sync wi On this entertaining tribute, Ray Davies himself covers his own "Waterloo Sunset,…

  14. Robert Plant Returns With 'Head First'

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine years, "Head First," internationally in July via Universal, according to reports. Although a spokesperson for longtime Pl Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant will release his first studio album in nine…

  15. Billboard Bits: Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Weird Al The Who's "Baba O'Riley" was originally going to be the theme song for the hit Fox sitcom "That '70s Show," so it seems only fitting that the band's frontman, Roger Daltrey, would guest-star on the show'…

  16. Labelmates Nickelback, Cantrell Team For Tour

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The next few months are shaping up to be one long road trip for Canadian rock outfit Nickelback. The next few months are shaping up to be one long road trip for Canadian rock outfit Nickelback. The group, which is headlining MTV's Campus Invasion Tour through early May, has confirmed an…

  17. Billboard Bits: Third Eye Blind, Phish, Steve Earle

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Third Eye Blind, Phish, Steve Earle Modern rock act Third Eye Blind has dubbed its third Elektra album "Crystal Baller" and plans to release it in mid-summer. It's the follow-up to 1999's "Blue," which debuted at No. 40 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1…

  18. Success Should Be 'No Problem' For Chesney's New Album

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. Two factors that may push him up into that rarefied air are After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  19. Billboard Bits: F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels Warner Bros. has set a July 16 North American release date for "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the Flaming Lips highly anticipated next studio album. The set is the follow-up to 1999's critically hailed "The Soft Bulletin,…

  20. Wonder, Brooks To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will present a pair of special awards to Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks at the organization's June 13 induction and awards ceremony. Wonder will receive a lifetime The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will present a pair of special awards to Stevie…

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